How’s it going, guys?
This is John McClennan and
I’m here with guitarcontrol.com,
bringing you this video lesson.
What we’re looking at today is
a mambo montuno, which you may
recognize from a tune that Carlos Santana did,
called “Oye Como Va”. It’s actually
written by Tito Puente, but this is
the basic rhythmic structure
of the montuno, which is sort
of the vamp used in that song.
So we’re going to start on an A minor 7,
and I’m on the 5th fret, 5th fret, 5th fret,
5th fret, all lined up like that.
I’m going to play on the first two
beats like this… And then I’m going
to play on the and of three, let that
ring until the and of four, when I’m
going to switch to a D9 shape, which is 5, 4, 5, 5.
You can either do one finger like this on each
fret or you can just bar it, which sometimes
is nice when you come from the A minor 7.
Again, this is just like a jazz
chord progression, 2, 5, A minor, D.
You come in on the and of four,
and one and, two and, three and, four and.
You play on the and of two and then the and of three.
Then you start over. So here’s the whole pattern slowly.
I’m playing all the notes at the same time.
If you’re using a pick you can play…
Which is another option as well.
But the main thing is the rhythm.
Listen to “Oye Como Va” and
check out those chords.
Click the link below for the tab
and we’ll see you in the next lesson.
Thanks for watching.